1st Edition

Plant Abiotic Stress Physiology Volume 2: Molecular Advancements

Edited By Tariq Aftab, Khalid Rehman Hakeem Copyright 2022
    322 Pages 4 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    322 Pages 4 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    322 Pages 4 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This two-volume set highlights the various innovative and emerging techniques and molecular applications that are currently being used in plant abiotic stress physiology. Volume 1: Responses and Adaptations focuses on the responses and adaptations of plants to stress factors at the cellular and molecular levels and offers a variety of advanced management strategies and technologies. Volume 2: Molecular Advancements introduces a range of state-of-the-art molecular advances for the mitigation of abiotic stress in plants.

    With contributions from specialists in the field, Volume 1 first discusses the physiology and defense mechanisms of plants and the various kinds of stress, such as from challenging environments, climate change, and nutritional deficiencies. It goes on to discuss trailblazing management techniques that include genetics approaches for improving abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants along with CRISPR/CAS-mediated genome editing technologies.

    Volume 2 discusses how plants have developed diverse physiological and molecular adjustments to safeguard themselves under challenging conditions and how emerging new technologies can utilize these plant adaptations to enhance plant resistance. These include using plant-environment interactions to develop crop species that are resilient to climate change, applying genomics and phenomics approaches from the study of abiotic stress tolerance and more.

    Agriculture today faces countless challenges to meet the rising need for sustainable food supplies and guarantees of high-quality nourishment for a quickly increasing population. To ensure sufficient food production, it is necessary to address the difficult environmental circumstances that are causing cellular oxidative stress in plants due to abiotic factors, which play a defining role in shaping yield of crop plants. These two volumes help to meet these challenges by providing a rich source of information on plant abiotic stress physiology and effective management techniques.

    1. Plant-Environment Interaction in Developing Crop Species Resilient to Climate Change
    Subhash, Indu, Jyoti Chauhan, Basant Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Prjjal Dey, Udit Nandan Mishra, Chandrasekhar Sahu, and Rajesh Kumar Singhal

    2. Genomics Approaches to Study Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants
    Ahmed H. El-Sappah, M. M. Islam, and Shabir A. Rather

    3. Role of Phenomics in Screening Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants
    Aditya Banerjee and Aryadeep Roychoudhury

    4. Genetic Regulation, Biosynthesis, and the Roles of Osmoprotective Compounds in Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants
    Akbar Hossain, Md. Abu Syedb, Sagar Maitrac, Sourav Garaid; Mousumi Mondale, Md. Babul Akterf, Muzahid E Rahmana, Md. Nur Alama, Mst. Tanjina Islamg, Milan Skalickyh, I. Marian Brestich, and Tofazzal Hossainj

    5. Plant Growth Regulators and Their Interaction with Abiotic Stress Factors
    Lubna Tariq, Basharat Ahmad Bhat, Syed Suhail Hamdani, Showkat Nissar, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, Manzoor Ahmad Dar, Safiya Mehraj, and Tanvir Ul Hasan Dar

    6. Role of Abscisic Acid in Abiotic Stress Condition and Its Management
    Muhammad Muzammal Aslam, Muhammad Ashar Ayub, Zahoor Ahmad, Rana Muhammad Sabir Tariq, Zia Ur Rahman Farooqi, Muhammad Naveed Arshad, and Faiz Ur Rehman

    7. Management of Abiotic Stress Conditions by Salicylic Acid
    Rana Muhammad Sabir Tariq, Tanveer Ahmad, Muhammad Ashar Ayub, Waqas Ahmad Dogar, Zahoor Ahmad, and Muhammad Muzammal Aslam

    8. Ethylene Signaling During Leaf Senescence
    Sabeera Muzzaffar, Sajad A. Rather, and F. A. Masoodi

    9. Role of in Mitigating Plant Stress and Its Interaction with Salicylic Acid
    Basharat Ahmad Bhat, Lubna Tariq, Showkat Nissar, Syed Suhail Hamdani, Manzoor Ahmad Dar, Safiya Mehraj, and Tanvir Ul Hasan Dar

    10. Harnessing the CRISPR/CAS System for Resistance Against Abiotic Stresses in Rice: Recent Advances, Applications, Challenges, and Prospects
    Shakeel Ahmad, Amina Nisar, Shakra Jamil, Rahil Shahzad, Zhonghua Sheng, Muhammad Munir Iqbal, Chen Wei, Shikai Hu, Luo Ju, Xiangjin Wei, Peisong Hu, and Shaoqing Tang

    11. Emerging Roles of Osmoprotectants in the Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Plants
    Jeet Ram Choudhary, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Monika Bansal, Bhavna Goswami, Anita Burdak, Sonu Get, Anurag Tripathi, and Shabir Hussain Wani


    Tariq Aftab, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany at Aligarh Muslim University, India, where he earned his PhD. He is the recipient of a prestigious Leibniz-DAAD fellowship from Germany, a Raman Fellowship from the Government of India, and a Young Scientist Awards from the State Government of Uttar Pradesh (India) and Government of India. After completing his doctorate, he worked as Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, and as Postdoctorate Fellow at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Dr. Aftab was also a Visiting Scientist at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany, and in the Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, USA. He is a member of various scientific associations from India and abroad. He has edited seven books with with international publishers, including Elsevier Inc., Springer Nature and CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group); co-authored several book chapters, and has published over 60 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals. His research interests include physiological, proteomic, and molecular studies on medicinal and aromatic plants.

    Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After completing his doctorate (botany; specialization in plant eco-physiology and molecular biology) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India, at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, he was a Postdoctorate Fellow and Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor) for several years. Dr. Hakeem has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions, as well as in environmental studies. He is the recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels. He has served as a visiting scientist at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Currently, he is involved with a number of international research projects with different government organizations. To date, Dr. Hakeem has authored and edited more than 60 books with international publishers. He also has to his credit more than 115 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 55 book chapters in edited volumes with international publishers. At present, Dr. Hakeem serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for several high-impact international scientific journals. He is included in the advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. He is also a fellow of the Plantae group of the American Society of Plant Biologists, member of the World Academy of Sciences, member of the International Society for Development and Sustainability, Japan, and member of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology, Korea.